Continuing Medical Education Specialist

Chicago, IL
Feb 21, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Hyde Park Campus

2010070 BSD - Continuing Medical Education

About the Unit
The mission of the Center for Continuing Medical Education at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is to improve patient care by fostering lifelong learning for all members of both the interdisciplinary and interprofessional health care team. Through the planning and delivery of unbiased, timely, and scientifically robust educational activities, we strive to measurably strengthen learner's knowledge, competence, and performance. It is expected that these activities will lead to improved patient outcomes. Purpose: The purpose of the University of Chicago Center for Continuing Medical Education is to develop evidence-based, strategically targeted educational activities with the goal of advancing individual and team performance, patient health, and community health outcomes. Content Areas: The scope of interprofessional educational activities designed, implemented, and evaluated by the University of Chicago Center for Continuing Medical Education include: - Basic and Clinical Sciences - Practice Management - Quality and Patient Safety in addition, the Center for Continuing Medical Education collaborates with other respected and recognized organizations to offer joint and co-provided educational activities.

Job Information

Job Summary:

The Continuing Medical Education Specialist will directly manage the development and implementation of continuing medical education programming and regularly scheduled series (RSS) delivered at The University of Chicago Medical Center, NorthShore University HealthSystem, and select affiliated sites.

  • Manages the development and implementation of continuing medical education programming and regularly scheduled series (RSS) delivered at The University of Chicago Medical Center, NorthShore University HealthSystem, and select affiliated sites. Demonstrates outstanding customer service skills, excellent organizational, planning, and follow-through capabilities. Functions as a resource and collaborates with faculty, program directors, department coordinators and affiliated physicians on policies and procedures applicable to the delivery of content. The CME Specialist will administer a learning management system and monitor RSS activities to ensure compliance with the American Medical Association (AMA) and Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) requirements and policies, including ACCME Standards for Commercial Support. Applies for and reconciles educational grants according to supporter guidelines as applicable.
  • Contribute to the planning process for educational activities by gathering, analyzing, and interpreting information to help identify educational needs (i.e. gap analysis, needs assessment, learning objectives, educational outcomes studies, etc.). Achieves appropriate disclosures from speakers, secures letters of agreement for grants, oversees grant process, and monitors funds from grants. Reviews disclosures, presentations and resolves potential conflicts of interest in accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support. Achieves accreditation requirements of denoting acknowledgments of commercial support; faculty speaker disclosures within the CME activity materials (electronic and print); and in enduring materials. Invoice and collect CME fees in a timely manner and in accordance with terms and agreements as outlined in service contract.
  • Responsibilities include the active management and oversight of approximately 3,000 yearly accredited educational sessions; maintaining compliance with all accreditation and regulatory bodies; management of an efficient, reliable, and accessible database; enhanced alignment of CME with QI and Patient Outcomes; improved assessment of faculty/staff performance improvement.

  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Highly analytical - critical thinking skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience and Certifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Advanced degree preferred

  • Two years of relevant experience required
  • One year of regulatory and compliance experience required

Technical Knowledge or Skills:
  • Experience with ACCME accredited activities preferred
  • Experience in writing and submitting pharmaceutical grant requests preferred
  • Familiarity with ACCME, AMA, PhRMA and IOG guidelines preferred
  • Familiarity with learning management system preferred
  • Familiarity with project management preferred
  • Experience working in an academic medical center or university preferred

Required Documents:
  • Resume and Cover Letter

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualification

Scheduled Weekly Hours


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